Delfyett Named ‘University Distinguished Professor’ By UCF President

April 16, 2021 by
Pegasus Professor Peter Delfyett, Ph.D., was recently awarded the title “University Distinguished Professor” by UCF President Alexander Cartwright. Cartwright’s citation acknowledges Delfyett’s “exceptional teaching, research and service, which are evident throughout his career and UCF is grateful for the lasting impact he will have on our university and students.” Delfyett most recently earned high distinction for […]

CREOL Professor One of Few Academics Elected as DEPS Fellow

April 9, 2021 by
Pegasus Professor Martin Richardson, Ph.D., was recently admitted as a fellow of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), one of only a handful of academics to do so. Richardson, a CREOL professor of optics and founding director of the Townes Laser Institute, was chosen for his “longstanding commitment to directed energy through globally recognized academic […]

Founder’s Day 2021 Honorees

April 7, 2021 by
BY ALLISON HURTADO ’12 The Founders’ Day Awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students. As we recognize these achievements, we remember the efforts of those women and men who made this university a reality, and we prepare for the accomplishments of the future. In an extraordinary time, our faculty and […]

Newest CREOL Faculty Member Brings Deep Research Experience

March 15, 2021 by
A highly regarded name in the field of optics was recruited a year ago to CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, for his expertise in multiple areas of research. Yehuda Braiman, Ph.D., brings more than 20 years experience as a distinguished research and development scientist at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, along with a […]

Delfyett to be Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

February 18, 2021 by
When Peter Delfyett first fell in love with science during elementary school, he imagined he would grow up to be a paleontologist. Instead, the Pegasus Professor of optics and photonics has spent his career developing futuristic technology. From lasers that are used to cut Gorilla Glass for Samsung phones to fiber-optic cable technology that allows the internet […]

Professor, Alumnus Recognized as SPIE Fellow

January 28, 2021 by
A faculty member and an alumnus are among the newest class of fellows named by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). The honor goes to Professor Axel Schülzgen, Ph.D., who studies and specializes in fiber optics. He is already a fellow in the Optical Society of America; his awards at UCF include the […]

UCF Researchers Receive Department of Defense Grants

January 14, 2021 by
By GENE KRUCKEMYER Three UCF researchers working on different projects have been awarded a total of about $1.3 million from the Department of Defense. The grants were part of the DOD awarding of $50 million to 85 institutions across the nation in the Fiscal Year 2021 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. The recipients and their […]

CREOL Faculty Counted Among Top 2% of Global Optics Experts

January 11, 2021 by
The depth of UCF’s research expertise is on full display in a recent compilation of the world’s top scholars — including 20 from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics. The list in the journal PLOS Biology used a composite indicator, based on six citation metrics, to rank the top 2% scientists from a variety […]

Leadership and Innovation of Pegasus Professor Earns Her Lifetime Service Award

December 8, 2020 by
  The Arthur F. Greaves- Walker Lifetime Service Award is given to those that show exemplary leadership and innovation in their field. Pegasus Professor of Optics and Photonics and optical material scientist Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D, of UCF CREOL has recently been named the recipient of this award, celebrating her sustained commitment to the field of […]